Strawberry Hill

Jamaica

From $1400 per person in low season
From $1800 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Studio Suite on a bed & breakfast basis, including private road transfers.

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At a Glance

  • In the mesmerising Blue Mountains just 40 minutes drive high above the capital Kingston

  • Enjoy an aged rum at the bar in the evening, sit by the fire and take in the elegance of this mountain retreat

  • Just twelve hand crafted Georgian cottages, all different in style with fabulous balconies and terraces overlooking the rolling mountains

  • Visit coffee plantations, hike with a local rasta to waterfalls or simply sit back and take in the views

  • Ideal twin center with a Jamaican beach stay

  • Bob Marley convalesced here after being shot in 1976

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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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Insider's View

It can actually get quite cold up in the Blue Mountains so Strawberry Hill provide electric blankets and feathery duvets on their gorgeous four poster beds for guests to snuggle in to at night.

Take good footwear for exploring the rugged trails in this area and some water shoes for jumping in the waterfalls if you are not keen on standing on the stones

There are no TVs in the rooms. The evenings are quiet here so have a few movies ready on the Ipad or a good book to read

The views from the villas are absolutely stunning. Sit on your balcony enjoying the afternoon sun whilst listening to the sounds of nature.

Strawberry Hill is home to the highest croquet lawn above sea level in Jamaica!

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Strawberry Hill

Description

A fabulous retreat in The Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Strawberry Hill is steeped in heritage. Previously a coffee plantation in the 18th century, it affords fabulous views of panoramic mountains, Kingston and the lush tropical landscape.

Strawberry Hill is a mountain retreat located in Kingston's Blue Mountains, with such breathtaking views that one feels on the edge of the world.

There are 12 rooms and suites designed in traditional 19th century Georgian colonial architecture with classic plantation style interiors including four-poster beds and spacious private verandas with hammocks to enjoy the stunning surroundings. Bathrooms are furnished with terracotta and hand-glazed tiles, and some feature deep-set bathtubs. Guests can enjoy bath salts, shower gels, shampoos and lotions created using a delicious blend of night flower, scented ginger known as Hedychium, grapefruit and jasmine aromas.

A fusion of Jamaican cuisine and European dishes are served during lunch and dinner with the incredible views. Afternoon tea is served daily as well as a special Jamaican Sunday Brunch with many of day visitors bringing a really lively vibe to the hotel. For a sundowner or two, visit the bar, the social center of Strawberry Hill. Throughout the room you will see the photos of stars from the Island Records family of artists and friends on the wood-panelled walls.

Facilities include a fantastic 60ft infinity swimming pool, a croquet lawn and tours can be arranged in the surrounding Blue Mountains, including coffee estates, hiking on local trails and climbing waterfalls. Strawberry Hill is also known for its Aveda Concept Spa offering a range of pampering treatments in an unforgettable setting.

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Accommodation

Strawberry Hill features five Studio Suites, four Studio Cottages, two Two-Bedroom Deluxe Villas and one One-Bedroom Deluxe Villa.

Strawberry Hill's 12 deluxe Georgian style cottages respect the proportions, materials and craftsmanship of authentic 19th century Caribbean design. Luxurious, airy and romantic, they feature all the practical amenities of modern living as well as a tasteful indulgence for the finer pleasures in life.

The rooms, ranging from one bedrooms, studios and luxury villas, are individually handcrafted living spaces with an emphasis on detailed fretwork and furniture that was tooled and finished on site. Royal Hut fabrics and quality linens complement the dark mahogany furniture, thereby creating an atmosphere of relaxing intimacy. Four-poster beds draped with a delicate canopy of muslin netting recreate the classical nest. French doors, thick louvered windows and spacious private verandas recall renaissance luxury complimented by the warmth of a homey island ambiance.

Studio Suite

Satisfy your soul in this perfectly proportioned, intimate mountaintop retreat, with all you desire close to hand. Individual hand-carved fretwork fanlights over the doors let the breeze flow through your 400-foot studio. Here you can be close – to nature, to Kingston, to someone special – and why not include yourself in that. Lounge on the Queen-size bed in the plush terry bathrobe or cuddle up on your personal balcony and marvel at the lights of Kingston far below. All you need is here.

Studio Cottages

As close to heaven as you want to be, our 480-foot Studio cottages are perched high up in the foliage, with epic mountain and Kingston views. Compact, yet with space to pace, think, write, play, isolate and communicate. Even make snacks in your own kitchenette. Draw the billowing drapes round your king-size four-poster bed and admire the light through the jalousies and fretwork. Everything is alright..

One Bedroom Villa

Turn the lights down low in our alluring Honeymoon Suite. Our delightful One-Bedroom Villa is the perfect place to be alone together – and re-discover yourself. The flow of this 1,500 square foot cottage is open and welcoming, as doors from both the bedroom and living-room link the interior to a broad wraparound veranda, framed by fragrant flowers and with a striking view of Kingston way down below.

Let the pure mountain air caress you as you recline in the gazebo of your lush private garden. Marvel at the stunning view far below your mountainside, as water cascades around you in your own private outdoor shower. This is how it should be.

Two Bedroom Cottage

Wake up and live in this quaint two-storey cottage, set high on the property at 3100 feet above sea level. Share the two enticing rooms, one with a Queen size bed, the other neatly set with two singles. Perfect for an enriching time with family and friends. With its own kitchenette, this Cottage has all the comforts of home — but in paradise. Two verandahs are positioned to catch the famous rise and setting of the sun over the Blue Mountains.

Two bedroom Villa

As grand –yet still divinely simple — as we get here at Strawberry Hill. Your own private 3,000-sq. foot, multi two-storey dwelling. Each level has its own wraparound veranda, complete with beckoning hammock, giving a 360 -degree perspective on paradise. Feel the release of experiencing your own personal piece of the Jamrock. A vaulted ceiling makes the living-room extra-airy and the dining room is so appetizing, it will inspire you to cook in our full kitchen – if you don’t choose to order from our In-Room Menu. Local women weavers make the circular rugs on the floor’s broad local mahogany planks. One Villa has optional extra bedroom expansion for larger parties.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Strawberry Hill, however there are no specific facilities. There are many steps and steep drops, so not ideal for little ones.

Facilities

Facilities at Strawberry Hill include a beautiful infinity edge swimming pool with stunning views, a bar with open fireplace, a library, one restaurant, Aveda Concept Spa featuring five treatment rooms, a specialized hydrotherapy room, plunge pool, sauna and a deck for yoga and other outdoor activities, including croquet. There are also extensive private gardens.

Activities

Activities at an additional charge include spa treatments, yoga, walking tours of coffee estates and nature trails and mountain bikes.

Reviews

4

Alice Moseley (Staff)

Strawberry Hill has an amazing setting, set 3000 meters above sea level overlooking Kingston. The views are breath taking and can be seen from your villas, the infinity pool or from your table in the restaurant. I loved the view at night when the capital was lit up and you see the sparkling lights in the distance, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Play a game of backgammon, a round of croquet or take a dip in the pool, there is never a dull moment at Strawberry Hill. Some evenings it can be quite cool in the mountains so a fire is lit in the drawing room to add to the atmosphere and at night during turn down, your electric blanket will be switched on to make sure you have a great night sleep. I absolutely loved the hotel, it is different to every other Jamaican hotel with its unique location.

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Victoria Douglas (Staff)

The views from Strawberry Hill are undeniably breathtaking. Having spent two weeks on the beaches of Jamaica under the hot sun, this was a welcome weaning method before we headed back to a cloudy UK!

The hotel is so small with just 12 rooms but there is so much space it does not feel claustrophobic as some boutique properties can do. Peace and tranquillity are the order of your days here. We stayed with our two children aged 8 months and 4 years and surprisingly, even with these two in tow, we all had a ball. We enjoyed some trekking to a waterfall with rasta Dave and enjoyed some fabulous local restaurants too. The brunch here is sumptuous and there is great vibe on the weekends with many Kingston residents visiting.

Service is charming and laid back, everyone knows your name immediately and wants to ensure you are having a great time.

I'd highly recommend purchasing some Blue Mountain Coffee here, delicious and great value compared to buying at home!

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(Press)

This rightly celebrated hotel is a dream of a place: built around a former coffee estate, with 12 large cottages - all dark woods, white linens, and slow-turning ceiling fans - and stunning distant views of Kingston. The five dry treatment rooms (plus a sauna, plunge pool and hydrotherapy room) are a sheer delight.

Experiences

  • Bob Marley Trod (Music & Culture Tour)

    Bob Marley fans can enjoy visiting the places that influenced his music, stopping at the Bob Marley Museum and Trench Town.

  • Dining on the mountain edge

    Enjoy an organic and creative twist on Jamaican food at EITS rustic café where the field to table concept cuisine is served at tables nestled into the side of a steep mountain edge.

  • Hiking in the Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains are the perfect place to enjoy walks through local villages to deserted waterfalls or coffee plantations. Varying levels of difficulty and length walks can be arranged with a Rasta Guide who will give you an insight into the culture too

  • Nine Miles Bob Marley Trail

    Learn more about the King of reggae.

  • Reggae Sumfest

    Touted as the Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, Reggae Sumfest runs from 13th to 19th July and features world renowned reggae artists in the heart of Montego Bay.

  • The Gordon Town Trail

    Swimmers and water lovers will delight in this low difficulty three-hour trail.

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Location & directions

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Strawberry Hill is perched on a stand-alone mountaintop 3000 ft. up in the Blue Mountains, an 40 minute drive from Kingston in the St. Andrew Parish, southeast Jamaica.

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